Campaign Romanoff sent an email :
"Join the 2014 Team!"
That's why I'm asking you to join our 2014 Team. Team members pledge to raise $2,014 by March 31. Here's how: …..
The suggestions for how are pretty good and I spent a few minutes thinking about how I would do it.
Perhaps one hundred people writing a check for $20.14.
Maybe 50% response rate…so 200 requests. Maybe 25% so 400. Would I write the check if asked?
Hmmm… well, I like Andrew. I would much rather have him than the guy in the seat now. Can he win? I really, really, like to win.
Sure – he's experienced, perceived as young, moderate and practical. All favorables. Women like him – and despite the incumbent's recent (expedient) reversals, I think Romanoff wins that part. Miklosi was close – I think Andrew maybe could do it.
Will he be able to run the kind of media campaign he would most likely need? Maybe he could do it without $1 – $1.5million (or more) dedicated to tv in Aug – Oct 2014. Maybe.
But I think he's going to need big money donors. I do not believe he can self-fund. I have not seen any hint that big enough private donors are willing to write the kind of checks that would be required. I don't think he gets big enough dollars from house parties. I think he's going to have to have PAC dollars.
I have high hopes for the Cubs 2013. I get slumps, but it's been 105 years. This one's gotta end sometime.
2014 is a ways away. Until I see the path to a big enough media budget for the one thing, I'm focused on another starter or two and a no kidding slam-the-door closer.